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Allamuchy Mountain State Park really is a nature lovers paradise. Located in New Jersey, it is a great escape from big city life, with opportunities for fishing, hiking, boating, picnicking, and rock climbing to name just a few of the activities available. The mighty Musconetcong River runs through the park, and there are also several ponds, such as Deer Park Pond, Jefferson Lake, and Allamuchy Pond, all of which offer even more opportunities for recreation.
Rent an RV in Byram Township and come see for yourself the beauty of this mountainous landscape, covering 2,440 acres of mixed oak and hardwood forest, there is plenty of room for everyone. When you are looking for a bit of urban life after camping at Allamuchy Mountain State Park, you can always pay a visit to the neighboring towns of Milford, Morristown, and Hackettstown.
For a start, the trail system is hard to beat at Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Overall there are 34 miles of trails that wind their way around the park and can be used for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. Fourteen miles of these trails are clearly marked and maintained in the Allamuchy Natural Area, not surprisingly making these the most well-trodden, while the other 20 miles is made up of unmarked trails, most of which lie in the northern section of the park. Most of the trails range from 1.9 to 9 miles long and are ranked as moderate to difficult. Therefore they are more often used by the more experienced hiker. They cover forest, marshland, and river, always with something new to see. Rent a camper near Allamuchy Mountain State Park and come see for yourself.
The Musconetconf River runs through the park offering the perfect opportunity to bring out your kayak or canoe. Three miles of the river make up the water trail and can often be seen frequented by those in smaller boats. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in a boat, surrounded by nature, and listening to the water around you. Cranberry Lake is where you'll find the public boat launch to access the water, and here you are also able to launch gas and electric boats. The river is also home to some of the best trout fishing in the state, while the ponds in the park are your best bet on catching warm water species. Therefore people also go motorhome camping in the area for fishing opportunities.
For the more adventurous, mountain biking and rock climbing are also popular recreational activities. Many of the trails are suitable for bikes, and the varied terrain males for some exciting riding. There is a rock-climbing wall located in the park, and this can be a lot of fun for those who are prepared to take on the challenge.
Camping with an RV is popular in this area thanks to its natural beauty and close vicinity to New York. One of the closest campsites to the park is the Great Divide Campground. For those that prefer to unplug from the outside world for a while, there is a selection of primitive campsites, while there are also many full hookup sites with water, sewer, electric, and cable TV. Overall there are 270 campsites for campers, available in both a wooded and open setting. With the huge Olympic sized swimming pool and a full schedule of family-friendly activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also plenty of basic amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, and laundry.
For those that prefer to fully get back to nature when RV camping at state parks, Fla-Net Park should be your go-to. This RV park offers a fully rustic camping experience, with gravel roads leading you to the campsite where you can simply relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Sites come with either 30 or 50 amp service depending on your needs, while there are also some with water hookups. There is a dump station located onsite, as well as free WiFi, picnic tables, fire pits, and a playground to keep the children entertained.
With New York around an hour's drive away, a visit to this incredible city should always be on your camping itinerary. The city offers something for everyone. A great way to spend the evening is to try and catch a show on Broadway. There are plenty of different shows to choose from, from plays to musicals, with often some big names making an appearance. Take a look at what is on when you are visiting, as it could easily be one of the highlights of any New York campers’ trip.
When you only have a short time to see the sights of the city, then a bus tour is one of the best ways to see the main landmarks. You'll be taken round in an open-top bus with a knowledgeable guide who will tell you more about the city and the famous sights. You'll likely pass the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, and Central Park, to name a few places, and you may even be able to spot the Statue of Liberty from a distance.
For those that fancy staying a little closer to the campground, you could take a trip to the fun-filled Wild West City. This western heritage theme park aims to recreate the life of the 1880s through 22 live-action shows, train rides, museum-quality exhibits, special events, and more. For a fun day out with lots of learning and audience participation, Wild West City ticks all the boxes.